Dumb: The Story of Big Brother Magazine (Free sneak peek!)

Jeff Tremaine, Sean Cliver, Patrick O’Dell, and Rick Kosick in person!

When maverick skateboard company owner Steve Rocco kept having his controversial ads rejected by the prominent skateboard magazines in 1992, he did the next logical thing: create his own magazine to publish anything he wanted. Founded on being censorship-free in a time before the internet, Big Brother went on to gain cult notoriety for its irreverent, naughty, and blatantly stupid content.

Told through present-day interviews and archival footage – much of which has never been seen before – Dumb is a look back at the story of Big Brother and the dysfunctional family of misfits – including Jeff Tremaine, Johnny Knoxville, Chris Pontius, and Steve-O – that eventually outgrew the pages and home videos of the magazine to give birth to MTV’s Jackass, forever leaving a smear on pop culture. A Hulu Original Documentary.

The film will be accompanied by an exhibition in our Looking Garden Gallery – featuring works by Big Brother Magazine photo editor Rick Kosick, original ephemera, magazines, and more. On view through Sunday, June 4th.

Dir. Patrick O’Dell, 2017, DCP, 79 min.

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